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'''Comer Vann Woodward''' (November 13, 1908 – December 17, 1999) was a preeminent United States|American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to be one of the most influential historians of the postwar era, 1940s–1970s, both by scholars and by the general public. He was long a supporter of the approach of Charles A. Beard, stressing the influence of unseen economic motivations in politics. Stylistically, he was a master of irony and counterpoint. Woodward was on the left end of the history profession in the 1930s. By the 1950s he was a leading liberal and supporter of civil rights. After attacks on him by the New Left in the late 1960s he moved to the right politically.Hackney, 2009
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Birth dateNovember 13, 1908
Birth placeVanndale, Arkansas|Vanndale, Arkansas, U.S.
Death dateDecember 17, 1999 (Age 91)
Death placeHamden, Connecticut|Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
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Citizenship| nationality = American
Fields| workplaces = Yale University
Johns Hopkins University (1946-1962)
Patrons| alma_mater = Emory University
Columbia University (Master of Arts|M.A.)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Doctor of Philosophy|Ph.D.)
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